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news. some surprisingly good news about america's economy. the labor department says 146,000 new jobs were created in the month of november. much better than economist's expectations. the unemployment rate dropped two tenth of a% at 7.7%. the labor department also says superstorm sandy had little effect on those numbers. >>> the markets continued their familiar pattern of following the latest word or words or hopes on fiscal cliff. no major moves during the week but several times the market ran out of steam to the end of the trading session. the house of representatives left for a long weekend on wednesday. so while there may be behind the scenes action in terms of talks, no one from the house is home. big moves by citigroup's new chairman and ceo. he announced 11,000 layoffs this week. citi will take a pre-tax charge of more than a billion dollars. the markets liked the move. the stock rallied about 7% on the expense cuts. >>> a big deal for netflix and dismy, they announced a licensing agreement to show disney movies shortly after they leave the theaters. the fiscal cliff and jobs n
. >> >> "wall street journal report" begins right now. >> this is america's number one financial news program "wall street journal report." no now, maria bartiromo. >> here's a look at what is making news. some surprisingly good news about america's economy. the labor department says 146,000 new jobs were created in november. much better than economists' expectations. the unemployment rate drop theed 2/10 of a percent now at 7.7%. the best number since december of twachlt the labor department says superstorm sandy had little affect on those numbers. >>> the markets continue their familiar pattern of following the latest word or words or hopes on the fiscal cliff. no major moves during the week, but several times the market ran out of steam toward the end of the trading session. as for the fiscal cliff, the house of representatives left for a long weekend on wednesday. while there may be some behind-the-scenes action in terms of the talk no one from the house is home. they announced 11,000 layoffs from citi. the markets liked the move. the stock rallied on the expense cuts. netflix and disney
street. in washington, posturing politics and high-stakes poker with america's economy at stake. president obama's initial offer on the fiscal cliff was resoundingly rejected by republicans. it included a $1.6 trillion tax increase, double what he campaigned on. also included $400 billion in entitlement cuts eliminating the need for congressional approval to a raise the debt ceiling. the markets rebounded later in the week following the latest hopes on a fiscal cliff agreement. america's economy grew at a faster pace than initially expected in the third quarter of the year. the second reading of the gross domestic product showed it at rate of 2.7% spurred by stronger inventories and exports. the securities and exchange commission is looking for a new chairman. mary shapirp schapiro announcin she will step down after nearly four years on the job. the obama administration says it will announce a replacement in the near future. >>> starbucks has a new way to spend a lot of money. it is introducing the most expensive blend made from a rare costa rican variety named geisha. it is $7
. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >> all that ahead, but first, here's phil griffith with the look at the stories making headlines this week. >> thanks, maria. here's what's making news as we are heading into a new week and new year on wall street. congress is working the weekend, attempting to avert some part of that $6 billion in automatic tax increases and the spending cuts that are set to kick in on january 1st. that fiscal cliff and its potential impact on our economy brought lawmakers from both houses to washington for last-minute negotiations. concerns about the cliff spooked investors, the holiday shortened trading week was lighter in volume but higher in volatility. the worst decline of the month on thursday after a disappointing read on consumer confidence and some statements by congressional leaders. and yet, with one final trading day to go, all the major averages were still showing positive performance for the year of 2012. meantime, the u.s. is set to reach the debt limit on monday. that, according to t
. >> this is america's number one financial news program. "the wall street journal report." now maria bartiromo. >> here is a look at what's making news as we head to a new week on wall street. the federal reserve goes where it's never gone before. at its meeting this week, the fed's open market committee announced a new target that it will keep interest rates low until the unemployment rate hits 6.5%. that's the target. that's the first time it has linked employment to interest rates. the fed also announced a plan to continue buying $40 billion a month in bonds to keep interest rates low. but, of course, the big news was about those jobs. >> the conditions now prevailing in the job market represent an enormous waste of human and economic potential. a return to broad-based prosperity will require stayed improvement in the job market which, in turn, requires stronger economic growth. >> meanwhile, the fiscal cliff drove markets. the dow industrials broke a five-day winning streak on wednesday and continued to fall thursday on worries over the fiscal cliff. the markets continues down on friday.
now. >> this is america's number one financial news program, "the wall street journal report." now, maria bartiromo. >> here's a look at what's making news as we head into a new week on wall street. big changes for american icon. a symbol of capitalism and wall street. the new york stock exchange is being sold to i.c.e., atlanta-based derivatives trading exchange. the deal valued at $8.25 billion. profits at the nyc has shunk, lower trading volumes. i.c.e. is interested in the nyc because of the lower-based derivative exchange. the market could not make its mind up this week. the dow posting the first back-to-back triple digit gains since july. followed up with the worst day in a month. all the moves based on, well, what else, sentiment around the fiscal cliff deal. the economy though is looking stronger than many analysts expected. the gross domestic product was revised upwards, up from a previous level of 2.7%. the gdp is the broadest measure of the size and straeength of t u.s. economy. >>> the treasury department announces a plan to sell remaining shares to gm. that after baili
and went to central america and saw when he put eyeglasses on a 7-year-old who thought he was blind, saw that very nearsighted boy's life was changed. and he decided he's going to become the lens crafters for the third world. >> that's a great story. were you inspired yourself by some of these individuals? what did you learn? >> oh, yes. well, you learn that if people have had tragedy happen to them, or if there is something in their lives that influence them mightily, that then if they had more than just the normal amount of courage, and more than the normal a. amount of passion they took this difficulty and turned it into something that did good for others and saved other people's lives. >> charles, you've signed the giving pledge. >> yes, i have. >> originated by bill gates and warren buffett, promising to give away half your fortune to charity. >> it's not an unusual thing, actually, in this country. because i think that what the buffettses and gates of this world are really saying to people, you have a choice of two things. when you die you either give your fortune or as much as yo
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